Chicken Tagine with Couscous

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  • Published Jun 27th
  • Ready In2h 55m
  • Servings6
  • Calories340
Slow-cooked and flavorful, this dish is superb served over the curried couscous available on store shelves! We like it spicy.

Chicken Tagine with Couscous Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Chicken Tagine with Couscous for 6 servings:

  • 1 3/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup boiling water

Chicken Tagine with Couscous Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook2h 30m
  • Ready In2h 55m

To cook Chicken Tagine with Couscous, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Chicken Tagine with Couscous is about 2 hours 30 minutes , and you can serve your Chicken Tagine with Couscous within 2 hours 55 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Chicken Tagine with Couscous easily:

  1. 1 Place the chicken, onions, apricots, and raisins into a slow cooker. In a bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, tomato paste, lemon juice, flour, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, curry powder, and cayenne. Pour the mixture over the chicken in the cooker. Cover, set the cooker to High, and cook 2 1/2 hours; or set the cooker to Low and cook for 5 hours.
  2. 2 Place the couscous into a saucepan, stir in the boiling water, cover, and let stand until the water is absorbed and the couscous is tender, about 5 minutes. Fluff the pasta with a fork. Scoop onto plates, and serve with chicken tagine.


  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 340 calories; 3.3 grams of fat; 45.7 grams of carbohydrates; 32 grams of protein; 69 milligrams of cholesterol; 132 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Oct 22nd 2011

    Pretty delecious. I would actually omit the the apricots and add some chickpeas. The raisins provide enough sweetness, but it does need more substance. I used breasts and it came out fine, b ...

  2. Mar 3rd 2011

    I only had bone-in chicken so cooked it most of the way then pulled the meat off the bone and threw it back into the slow cooker. It didn't dry out as much as I thought it might. The spices ...

  3. Feb 19th 2011

    This was amazing: easy to make and packed with flavor. I replaced the raisins with craisins and added diced zucchini, julienned carrots, and a spoonful of harissa. Cooked it in a tagine fo ...

  4. Feb 13th 2011

    4 stars for ease and convenience. I suateed my onion first before adding to the crockpot. Bone in chicken works fine too. The bones come right off after cooking. Adding raisins towards the ...

  5. Nov 1st 2010

    We all loved this recipe, even my 6 and 5 year old boys! I didn't have any raisins on hand and I used boneless thigh pieces (I always seem to dry out chicken breasts in my slow cooker!). I ...

  6. Aug 6th 2010

    This was easy to prepare and quite deicious. I will consider adding potatoes or another vegetable next time to give it more substance. Overall we were all quite pleased with it!

  7. Jun 30th 2010

    Love this Moroccan dish, can also be made with lamb! I've never made mine in a slow cooker before, only on the stove and this turned out just as good! I did add; 1 tablespoon paprika, 1/2 ...

  8. Jun 6th 2010

    Great flavor, but next time I am using chicken thighs not chicken breasts. Thighs are much more suited to low and slow cooking. The chicken breasts got really dry. Also, give this a stir ...

  9. May 28th 2010

    Very easy to make and super delicious. My family loved it!